' Cinema Romantico: No, No, No, No, No, NOOOO!!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

No, No, No, No, No, NOOOO!!!!

At the sight of the trailer for the upcoming "Morning Glory" Vulture at NY Magazine has declared: "Let's start talking about how Rachel McAdams is like Julia Roberts already." To which I say - as stated previously in the title - no, no, no, no, no, NOOOO!!!!!

Over a year ago I covered the topic of who The Next Julia Roberts could be, should be, etc., and wrote "I think Rachel McAdams could do it but then she's more determined to be an Actress than a Movie Star (at least, I hope and pray she is)." In the midst of an inane rom com like "Wedding Crashers" she made you believe every single thing that happened to her. She single-handedly carried the completely implausible "Red Eye". She out-acted Russell Crowe in "State Of Play". In "The Notebook" she tracked down the tricky, nigh-impossible-to-find middle ground between melo & drama. In "The Lucky Ones" she took her weakly brewed Maxwell House of a character in the screenplay and turned her into a finely ground cup of Italian roast. I'm a little bit in love with her character from "The Family Stone". Ms. McAdams absolutely oozes mad acting skills and that is why statements like the one made by Vulture frighten me.

Please, please, please, Rachel, do not be The Next Julia Roberts. Be The Next Kate Winslet instead. You're the one who can do it, the one worthy of taking the baton. I believe in you. Make that belief come true.

3 comments:

Simon said...

Does she have anymore romantic comedies coming out? One more and she's done.

Castor said...

Ahaha don't worry Nicholas, our girl Rachel won't fall prey to this. Not only is she a far superior actress than Julia but Morning Glory isn't even a romantic comedy (believe me, I read the script!). After that, she gets to work with Woody Allen and Terrence Malick.

Let's hope and pray she continue on her path to be the next Kate Winslet or we will get together and weep blood tears!!!

Nicholas Prigge said...

Excellent point. Woody & Malick is a good combo for cred. I believe in her. I believe there will be no blood tears.